HAMLET – Richmond Community College has secured $ 20,000 in personalized training for textile maker Service Thread. Much of this will cover the cost of training employees on a new range of textile machines that will provide a greater level of flexibility and winding quality for coarse technical yarns.
Service Thread is an innovative manufacturing company located in Laurinbourg that produces high quality and difficult to process threads.
“The new addition of SSM Duro-TW precision winders will double our winding capacity compared to the old winders being replaced, improve the quality of the first pass and eliminate the mechanical setup time of the complete electronic control of the spindle”, said Jay Todd, president and CEO for Service Wire. “These benefits will help Service Thread leverage the available production team workforce and continue to grow our business in the advanced technical yarn and fiber processing market. ”
The Service Thread personalized training project also includes courses in industrial safety, forklift driving, first aid and leadership skills development.
“We value our partnership with Service Thread, and our goal is to connect them with funding and training opportunities that support their growth and investment in our community,” said Dr. Dale McInnis, President of RichmondCC.
RichmondCC’s personalized training program provides education, training and support services to new, expanding and existing businesses and industries. It is funded by state money budgeted through the NC Community College System for such training and education.
“Personalized training through RichmondCC is always beneficial and appreciated at Service Thread,” Todd said. “We view RichmondCC as a long-term strategic training partner and are grateful for the opportunity presented to our company and our employees by RichmondCC – a proven and very effective community college partner. “
Several years ago, Service Thread received the Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. The award recognizes an exemplary employer, company or industry group that has demonstrated decisive involvement and a firm commitment to the professional development of its employees and / or the development of the Carolina workforce. of the North through its partnership efforts with one of the 58 community colleges in the North. Carolina Community College System.
In 2020, RichmondCC delivered $ 51,784 of state-funded personalized industrial training to 236 employees at 13 companies in Richmond and the County of Scotland.